Yesterday evening, Structures of Coastal Resilience, a project to create resilient design proposals for urban coastal environments, released a comprehensive resiliency plan for Jamaica Bay. (Other locations include Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, Atlantic City, and Norfolk, Virginia.) It’s the work of a variety of engineers, scientists and architects to provide recommendations for hurricane protection. Here are details from the SCR:
The Jamaica Bay proposal approaches the watershed as an interconnected hydrologic and ecologic urban system. The vast scale and fetch dimension of the bay are assets for exploring the performance of natural and nature-based features (NNBFs) – particularly salt marshes – for both ecosystem enhancement and coastal storm risk management. The proposal identifies a holistic set of strategies for supporting coastal resiliency at Jamaica Bay, and includes recommendations for the Rockaway Peninsula, the central marsh islands, and the tributary inlets at the Bay’s interior perimeter. Additionally, the proposal seeks to address social, environmental, and infrastructural vulnerability to enhance the overall resiliency of Jamaica Bay.
Got all that? You can view the full proposal right here.
Exhibits on all four proposals will be up in Brooklyn through this Sunday, March 15th. It’s located at Cabinet Magazine, 300 Nevins Street in Gowanus.